One person hurt in two-vehicle crash

OBSERVER Photo by Jo Ward

A Chevy sedan swerved to miss a deer on Route 5 across from Woodlands Drive in the town of Dunkirk on Friday. In the process of attempting to miss the deer, the car struck the gas tank of a box truck traveling eastbound, causing significant damage to both vehicles. The driver of the truck, which erupted in flames, was transported to Brooks Memorial Hospital by ambulance, while the driver of the car was taken by ambulance to Buffalo. Responding to the scene was city of Dunkirk Fire Department, East Town of Dunkirk Fire Department, West Town of Dunkirk Fire Department, the New York State Police, Dunkirk Police Department, Alstar and the Brocton Fire Department.


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